Three indicted in Bracken County

By Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]
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BROOKSVILLE — A Bracken County woman was indicted on theft charges after allegedly taking money that was meant for a school trip.

Nancy Bowling, 40, was named in the indictment handed down by a grand jury, on one count of theft by failure to make required disposition over $500, but less than $10,000.

According to the indictment, she received grant funds in the amount of $2,000 on behalf of a non-profit group, the Bracken County Middle School Science Trip that she was to use to offset the costs of a science trip of behalf of BCMS and BCHS students.

However, Bowling allegedly used the funding as her own property.

Bracken County School officials said they could not comment on the incident as the case is still under investigation.

Joshua I. Riley, 27, was indicted on one count first-degree robbery and one count second-degree being a persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, Riley allegedly committed the first offense when he used physical force upon Leslie Grant with the intent to accomplish the theft while also being armed with a deadly weapon.

Riley was allegedly armed with a large metal wrench, according to the indictment.

Matthew W. Bevis, 27, was indicted on one count of operating a motor vehicle with improper equipment, one count possession of drug paraphernalia, one count first-degree possession of a controlled substance and one count operating a motor vehicle with no/expired Kentucky registration receipt.

According to the indictment, Bevis allegedly drove a vehicle with a broken headlight and was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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By Christy Howell-Hoots

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